Twenty-four years ago, the trailblazing Ellen Ochoa became the first Latina in space. The NASA astronaut made history back in 1993, and continues to do so today. On May 19, she’ll be inducted into the US Astronaut Hall of Fame. “I’m honored to be recognized among generations of astronauts who were at the forefront of exploring our universe for the benefit of humankind,” Ochoa said, according to KCET. “I hope to continue to inspire our nation’s youth to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math, so they, too, may reach for the stars.” Continue reading 24 Years Ago Ellen Ochoa Was the First Latina In Space, Now She’s Heading to Astronaut Hall of Fame
It’s a Google Expedition for International Women’s Day.
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Seattle’s powerful philanthropist Melinda Gates is throwing her weight behind efforts to bring more women into computer science — and may offer funding for female entrepreneurs. Continue reading Melinda Gates is on a mission to boost women in tech fields
GE is making a commitment to close the gender gap at its organization by promising to place 20,000 women in technical roles by 2020. Continue reading ‘What if female scientists were celebrities?’: GE says it will place 20,000 women in technical roles by 2020
Why is it that, even as some tech events feature female speakers and draw women attendees by the thousands, many tech conferences still don’t have many women speaking? Continue reading 8 Ways You Can Help Get Women And Minorities Speaking At Tech Events
NASA astronaut Jeanette Epps is set to become the first African-American crewmember on the International Space Station when she flies to space next year, the space agency announced Wednesday. Continue reading NASA’s first African-American Space Station crewmember is your new role model